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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

MARCH 4, 2016

EDC would like to thank Governor Cuomo on his announcement of $5.1 million to be awarded to Glens Falls Hospital for a series of programs including capital restructuring, hospice and crisis care.  The state is investing a total of $1.5 billion to fund 162 projects statewide.

For the press release click here.

The lumber yard at the Finch Paper Company
Glens Falls, NY 
Steve Jacobs - Post-Star
Finch Paper Reports on Wood Yard Modernization Project

At a recent EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors a $1.8 Million National Grid energy efficiency grant toward Finch Paper's recently completed $10 million wood yard modernization project reduced the return-on-investment time frame from two years to about one year, said Derek Basile, the company's Vice President of Finance.  The investment in the wood yard included  $1 million in state funding.

Read the full article in the Post-Star as reported at EDC's Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

Click here for the presentation.

Congratulations to Finch Paper on its wood yard success story!

TD Bank
234 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY

TD Bank Places Glen Street Property on Market for Sale

TD Bank is offering the former main branch building and offices for sale in downtown Glens Falls. The bank listed the property with the brokerage firm of CBRE Albany for $625,000. The historic building totals 20,600 SF and features main bank branch with a vaulted 30 foot ceiling, private offices, conference room space and utility space plus a basement. EDC President Ed Bartholomew said "the bank property is a signature building and a key property for the downtown area. EDC will work closely to assist a potential purchaser to bring new life to the building ideally adding new jobs".  

Click here for property details.

EDC On the Move - Among some recent activities.

Thank you to all who participated in EDC's Appreciation Day at Gore Mountain on Thursday, March 3rd with a special thank you to EDC Board Secretary Jeff Byrne and his team at Gore for hosting.  There were 33 participants with 24 skiers despite the lack of cooperation from Mother Nature this ski season.  EDC Board Members Chuck Barton and Jim Siplon along with President Ed Bartholomew and Vice President John Wheatley joined the group on a gorgeous, cold and sunny day on the mountain with lots of fun for all!    Approximately 25 attendees enjoyed the delicious buffet luncheon served in the Tannery Pub. 

A thank you to our sponsor:

Attention all EDC Members and Future Members:  Renew your membership at EDC!  

Membership materials were sent via mail to all current members.  For membership information and to become a new member please click here or call EDC Offices today at 518-761-6007 and staff will gladly answer any questions about our membership program and benefits.

Glens Falls Hospital Offers Free CPR Classes

All members of the GFH Board of Governors recently became CPR-certified after learning of an inspiring local life-saving story.  We are now encouraging people across our region to join us in learning CPR - because any one of us may be in a position to save a life, at any moment.

The "At Any Moment" initiative was spearheaded by hospital board member Gary Hicks, a Granville resident.

Read the article in the Saratogian.

Now the program is being extended to the community at large.

Free classes will be offered at the hospital:

* Saturday, March 5 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

* Thursday, March 17 (6-9 p.m.)

* Saturday, March 26 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Reservations may be made by calling (518) 926-5901 or by email:

Businesses and organizations that want to schedule training for employees and board members may call (518) 926-6009 or email:

The Hyde Announces Exciting New Renovation to Improve Visitor Experience

The Hyde Collection announced that, in mid-March, it will begin an exciting set of renovation projects designed to enhance the visitor experience and display more art from the permanent collection. The Museum will transform its lobby and admissions area, convert its museum shop into the Whitney-Renz Gallery, and improve technology throughout campus.

SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education

Mondays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
March 7th to May 16th
SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus

Hartford Central School District

Salem Central School District

Prepare a business plan to help you launch or expand your small business. Speakers from local business, Washington County LDC, Warren County LDC and the SCORE business mentoring network will address topics such as Marketing, Bookkeeping, Financial Projections, Human Resources and Loans and Tools for small businesses.

Call 518-743-2238, email or complete the form below & return it to the Office of Continuing Education.


FUND Invests in Much-Needed Upgrade of Lake George Village Wastewater Treatment Plant

The FUND for Lake George has awarded a grant of $20,000 to the Village of Lake George toward  upgrading its Wastewater Treatment Plant. Funding will pay for survey work to be performed in designing replacement of the existing plant. This latest grant is among the priority investments being made by The FUND to "stop the present decline of water quality and achieve sustained protection of Lake George for the next generation," the driving goal of the organization's Legacy Strategy. 

Read the press release. 

Warren County Career Center, State Department of Labor Moving Downtown
Glens Falls: Warren County's career center and the state Department of Labor are moving in the coming weeks from an office building in Queensbury to the Travelers building in downtown Glens Falls located at 333 Glen Street.
Read the article in the Post-Star.
Developers Plan To Build Three Hotels Near Northway

Exit 18 off the Interstate 87 Northway in Queensbury, New York is becoming the next hot market for the hospitality industry.

Three real estate development groups are proposing to construct three new hotels at Exit 18 in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.
Read the article in the Business Review.
2016 Thurman Maple Days

Having a 'sweet' time is easy during Maple Days inThurman, NY.
For three consecutive weekends in March and April, Thurman celebrates all things maple and you won't want to miss it!

Four maple farms participate in Thurman Maple Days:
  • Adirondack Gold Maple Farm, 74 Bear Pond Road, Athol, NY
  • Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road, Thurman, NY
  • Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, 312 Dippikill Road, Warrensburg, NY
  • Toad Hill Maple Farm, 151 Charles Olds Road, Athol, NY
Watch sap being gathered and boiled and see how a Certified Tree Farm makes maximum use of the wood from all types of trees. Learn what's involved in this industry, have some old fashioned family fun, and take home some of the best maple syrup in the country.

Click here for more information.


Your ticket to on-the-job fun is finally here!  Six Flags Great Escape Resort is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing, and responsible team players to fill 1500 seasonal positions for the 2016 operating season.
Visit The Great Escape's Human Resources building on Saturday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the most thrilling job interview process imaginable.

Click here for more information.

New York Accepting Applications For $500 Million Broadband Program

New York State is seeking applicants for the first phase of its $500 million broadband program meant to bring high speed Internet access across the State.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been pushing for increased and improved broadband access.  It's need to grow and attract businesses, which require broadband to compete globally.

EDC continues to work with county officials, businesses and residents on this program.

Read the full article in the  Business Review.
Albany Region Gains Private Sector Jobs

Glens Falls gained jobs as well. . .
Read the article in the Business Review.



March - April

March - April

Thursday, March 10
Adirondack Thunder vs. Elmira Jackals
7:00 p.m., Civic Center

Sunday, March 13
Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals
7:00 p.m., Civic Center

Tuesday, March 15
EDC Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m.
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors Immediately Following
EDC Offices, 234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

March 7 - May 16
Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack
640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY

Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13
2016 NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships
Glens Falls Civic Center
1 Civic Plaza, Glens Falls, NY
Get your tickets now!  Click here.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
The Region's Premier Job Fair
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Gymnasium
640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY

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